Does Insurance Cover Hail Storms?

Large hailstones held in two hands.Hail forms when a storm’s updrafts are strong enough to move rain droplets above the necessary freezing level. The process creates hailstones that can grow as water droplets latch on to the original stone. Once the stone is too heavy to stay up with an updraft they fall to the ground creating what we know as hailstorms. Hailstorms are usually mild and hailstones do not get larger than the size of a penny. However, in large storms hailstones can become dangerous growing to the size of baseballs. These huge stones have the ability to cause harm to people and can cause large amounts of damage to your property. Anything from holes in the roof of your home to smashed car windows are fair game to the destructive power of hailstorms. Although hailstorms present a problem to many homeowners there are methods to combat them through the help of insurance plans. [Read more…]